Registration Required for all Livestock Locations

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in partnership with the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) is reminding anyone who owns livestock* to register the location where animals are kept. This is referred to as premises registration.

Tauchen Presented Distinguished Legislator Award

The Wisconsin Pork Association presented Representative Gary Tauchen with their 2018 Distinguished Legislator Award on February 1 during their annual convention. As a staunch voice for Wisconsin agriculture, Representative Tauchen knows farming because he is a farmer.

Antibiotic-Free Production Puts Pigs at Extreme Disease Risk

A new study confirms antibiotic-free production strategies leave pigs at considerable risk of exposure to disease and responsible use of antibiotics can significantly improve animal health. Prior to this study, no data has been available regarding the production performance and health of animals raised antibiotic-free when under a disease challenge such as PRRSV, the most …

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Evers Picks Brad Pfaff as DATCP Secretary

Governor-Elect Tony Evers has selected former Wisconsin Farm Service Agency Director Brad Pfaff to lead the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Are You Ready for the Blockchain Bandwagon?

In early October, blockchain technology took a big step toward becoming a permanent part of the daily agriculture landscape. After 18 months of testing, IBM has greenlighted the commercial availability of its food safety blockchain-based platform dubbed IBM Food Trust designed for farms, distributors and retailers.

$1.5 Million Investment to Protect Canada’s Swine Industry

Canada plans to adopt a virus detection system that will provide CPC with information about the health of the swine herd in Canada while tracking warning signs of disease and identifying new swine diseases and emerging diseases before an outbreak occurs.